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Peer Review Plan: FDA's Draft High Risk Foods Model and Associated Food-Hazard Combinations -- Data Review

Title of the Review:
External Peer Review (Letter) of FDA's Draft High Risk Foods Model and Associated Food-Hazard Combinations -- Data Review

Tentative Assessment:
Influential Scientific Information

Agency Contact:
Sherri Dennis, Ph.D.

Office or Center: 
CFSAN/OAO

Subject of the Review:
FDA's Draft High Risk Foods (HRF) model and associated food-hazard combinations, with a focus on reviewing the data.

Purpose of the Review: 
To solicit comments on the data used to populate the HRF model (including data from the literature, FDA and expert elicitation), and the scientific rationale and justification for the scoring of the food-hazard combinations in the model.

Type of Review: 
Individual Reviews (Letter Review)

Timing of Review:
Approximately 30 business days beginning approximately in November 2013.

Number of Reviewers:
4 to 10

Primary Disciplines/Types of Expertise of Reviewers:
Food microbiology, Food chemistry (including allergens), Toxicology, Food production & processing, Epidemiology, Medicine (human and veterinarian).

Reviewers Selected by: 
Designated Outside Organization

Public Nominations Requested for Review Panel:
No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment:
Yes

If yes, briefly state how and when will these opportunities be provided:
An opportunity for public comment will be provided as part of the rule making process.

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments: 
No